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Definitions of 'Granite'

Definition of 'granite'
From: WordNet
noun
Plutonic igneous rock having visibly crystalline texture; generally composed of feldspar and mica and quartz
noun
Something having the quality of granite (unyielding firmness); "a man of granite"
Definition of 'Granite'
From: GCIDE
Granite \Gran"ite\ (gr[a^]n"[i^]t), n. [It. granito granite, adj., grainy, p. p. of granire to make grainy, fr. L. granum grain; cf. F. granit. See Grain.] (Geol.) A crystalline, granular rock, consisting of quartz, feldspar, and mica, and usually of a whitish, grayish, or flesh-red color. It differs from gneiss in not having the mica in planes, and therefore in being destitute of a schistose structure. [1913 Webster] Note: Varieties containing hornblende are common. See also the Note under Mica. [1913 Webster] Gneissoid granite, granite in which the mica has traces of a regular arrangement. Graphic granite, granite consisting of quartz and feldspar without mica, and having the quartz crystals so arranged in the transverse section like oriental characters. Porphyritic granite, granite containing feldspar in distinct crystals. Hornblende granite, or Syenitic granite, granite containing hornblende as well as mica, or, according to some authorities hornblende replacing the mica. Granite ware. (a) A kind of stoneware. (b) A Kind of ironware, coated with an enamel resembling granite. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Granite'
From: GCIDE
Syenite \Sy"e*nite\, n. [L. Syenites (sc. lapis), from Syene, Gr. ?.] (Min.) (a) Orig., a rock composed of quartz, hornblende, and feldspar, anciently quarried at Syene, in Upper Egypt, and now called granite. (b) A granular, crystalline, ingeous rock composed of orthoclase and hornblende, the latter often replaced or accompanied by pyroxene or mica. Syenite sometimes contains nephelite (elaeolite) or leucite, and is then called nephelite (elaeolite) syenite or {leucite syenite}. [1913 Webster]
Synonyms of 'Granite'
Granite, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma
Name :
Granite, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma
Population (2000) :
1844
Housing Units (2000) :
533
Land area (2000) :
1.581010 sq. miles (4.094796 sq. km)
Water area (2000) :
0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000) :
1.581010 sq. miles (4.094796 sq. km)
FIPS code :
30950
Located within :
Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
Location :
34.962367 N, 99.381356 W
ZIP Codes (1990) :
73547
Granite, OR -- U.S. city in Oregon
Name :
Granite, OR -- U.S. city in Oregon
Population (2000) :
24
Housing Units (2000) :
74
Land area (2000) :
0.398327 sq. miles (1.031663 sq. km)
Water area (2000) :
0.002761 sq. miles (0.007152 sq. km)
Total area (2000) :
0.401088 sq. miles (1.038815 sq. km)
FIPS code :
30500
Located within :
Oregon (OR), FIPS 41
Location :
44.808774 N, 118.420162 W
Granite, UT -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Utah
Name :
Granite, UT -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Utah
Population (2000) :
2018
Housing Units (2000) :
642
Land area (2000) :
1.468699 sq. miles (3.803912 sq. km)
Water area (2000) :
0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000) :
1.468699 sq. miles (3.803912 sq. km)
FIPS code :
30900
Located within :
Utah (UT), FIPS 49
Location :
40.571151 N, 111.809535 W
Granite -- U.S. County in Montana
Name :
Granite -- U.S. County in Montana
Population (2000) :
2830
Housing Units (2000) :
2074
Land area (2000) :
1727.444113 sq. miles (4474.059524 sq. km)
Water area (2000) :
5.669342 sq. miles (14.683527 sq. km)
Total area (2000) :
1733.113455 sq. miles (4488.743051 sq. km)
Located within :
Montana (MT), FIPS 30
Location :
46.437588 N, 113.365536 W

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